For Faculty and Staff

During this time of COVID19, University Spiritual and Religious Life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection for Emory faculty and staff. 

To sign up for our weekly OSRL e-newsletter, with updates on resources, spiritual offerings, and gatherings, please sign up here:


Finding Support and Pastoral Care

We want to stay in conversation with students, faculty, and staff about how we can best support you during this time. Please take a moment to share what might be helpful on this form or please email

Our chaplains and staff are available to arrange pastoral care and support for students, faculty, and staff. Please call (404) 727-6226 or email Please do not hesitate to reach out.


Grief and Loss Support 

The Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) is a resource available for Emory students, faculty, and staff members for support in times of loss and grief. We offer opportunities for pastoral care and conversation; support with planning memorial services and vigils; and referrals to other resources to assist the community with grieving and healing.

For more information on grief and loss support, please click here


Faculty and Staff Book Salons: Summer Readings for Restoration

Book of Salons 

 June, July, and August, 2020 via Zoom

Looking for opportunities to cultivate community in this time of crisis? Seeking meaningful conversations to help you get through the malaise? Searching for another way to make the summer restorative?

Please join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue for a series of summer book salons where we will fellowship with colleagues and converse about hope, renewal, and living a meaningful life.

We will be meeting once a month to discuss the following books:

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Wednesday, June 17, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott
Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 p.m. EDT

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life In the Detroit Numbers
Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Please contact Kevin Crawford ( or Ed Lee III ( to obtain additional information and to sign-up to participate. We look forward to you joining the conversation. Sponsored by the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.

Spiritual Programs Open to Faculty and Staff 

Emory Buddhist Club Virtual Meditation


Thursdays through term, 6:00 p.m. Eastern, Zoom

All are welcome to try out mindfulness and meditation practice with Emory Buddhist Club on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. No experience is needed. Come relax and focus, and explore the workings of our minds. Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led initiative, and everyone is invited to participate. To join via zoom, please go to: For more information, please contact or go to


Other Resources for Support: CAPS, Ombuds, ODEI, FSAP

Counseling and Psychological Services

Emory University is shifting to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. CAPS is responding to these changes by updating our services. We will be posting information about available CAPS services on this page as the situation continues to evolve. Please check back to this page for more information about how our services and availability may change.

Office of the University Ombuds

Emory University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and remains committed to the wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. During this time of crisis, the Office of the University Ombuds will remain available as you transition to teach, learn, and work remotely. If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help. You may schedule a time to meet with the University Ombuds at Please indicate your preference for Zoom, telephone or email communications.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

All complaints that fall under Emory’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy 1.3 can be reported via email. Complaint reports can be submitted by way of the following:

  1. Sr. Director and EO/AA Compliance Officer –
  2. Associate Director for Investigation –
  3. DEI Investigator/Training Specialist –
  4. Equity and Inclusion Email –

Department of Accessibility Services

The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) is currently offering virtual services, and will remain open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Until further notice, DAS will not be accepting documentation via fax or mail. If you have any problems submitting your materials for registration on Accommodate, please email us at

Department of Title IX

Please note, all Emory employees are mandatory reporters under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy 8.2. Please report all Title IX related matters to any Emory University employee via email. All mandatory reporters can submit Title IX reports through the following:

  1. University Title IX Coordinator -
  2. Title IX Investigator - Kristy Seidenberg-
  3. Title IX Administrative Assistant - Crystal Anderson-
  4. Title IX Email -

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Employees of Emory can seek support through the Faculty Staff Assistance Program:


Working Through COVID-19

Emory University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community. Emory has set up a Coronavirus website to provide updates to the Emory community. We urge you to visit this site regularly to keep up with the latest updates and communications.

Learn more at: